by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my walk into the office this morning I was having trouble staying warm. It was only 30 degrees — but for an office-dweller like me, it seemed frigid. My hands were so cold they wouldn’t work properly and I was having trouble taking photos […]
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Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education, Horticulture, Volunteers, Youth Education on Jul 18th, 2013
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Common buckwheat is sometimes used as a “honey crop,” because bees love it, especially in September when other nectar sources are dwindling. Have you ever heard of a “smother crop”? Buckwheat is a good competitor to weeds because it germinates rapidly, and […]
by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hawthorne trees have something to offer all year round, but right now, the ‘Winter King’ is one of the showiest trees in the garden. We have three planted together in a striking display on the edge of the west parking lot (outside of the Garden Shop/westside Visitor […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I most love about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that each week, without a doubt, I learn something new. On Monday, I was working on a video with Energy Conservation Specialist, Allison Kaufmann at Dominion Virginia Power and Tom Brinda, […]